ELECTROMAGNETICALLY INDUCED TRANSPARENCY, DOPED FIBER AMPLIFIERS, ATOMIC MEDIUM
AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOC
We propose a scheme of employing quantum interference and coherence in an optical medium with coupled electromagnetic fields to create a photonic band gap. A variable photonic band gap is achieved by the cross-phase-modulation of two counterpropagating coupling fields on a weak probe pulse. The proposed photonic band gap has potential applications for the dynamic control of group velocity dispersion compensation in fiber-optic communications.